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Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy

Edited by: Helen F. Ladd , Edward B. Fiske

Print publication date:  November  2007
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9780805861440
eBook ISBN: 9780203961063
Adobe ISBN: 9781135863890

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Sponsored by the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP), this groundbreaking new handbook assembles in one place the existing research-based knowledge in education finance and policy, thereby helping to define this evolving field of research and practice. It provides a readily available resource for anyone seriously involved in education finance and policy in the United States and around the world.

The Handbook traces the evolution of the field from its initial focus on school inputs and the revenue sources used to finance these inputs to a focus on educational outcomes and the larger policies used to achieve them. It shows how the current decision-making context in school finance inevitably interacts with those of governance, accountability, equity, privatization, and other areas of education policy. Because a full understanding of the important contemporary issues requires input from a variety of perspectives, the Handbook draws on contributors from a variety of disciplines. While many of the chapters cover complex state-of-the-art empirical research, the authors explain key concepts in language that non-specialists can understand.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  History and Scholarship Regarding United States Education Finance and Policy Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Role of Economics in Education Policy Research Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Past, Present, and Possible Futures of Educational Finance Reform Litigation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Education Finance from the Perspective of Politics, Political Cultures and Government Structures Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Educational Goals: A Public Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Quantitative Research Methods in Education Finance and Policy Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Evolution of Comparative and International Education Statistics Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Toward an Understanding of Productivity in Education Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Teachers Matter, But Effective Teacher Quality Policies Are Elusive Download PDF
Chapter  10:  School Accountability and Student Achievement Download PDF
Chapter  11:  School Competition and Student Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Conceptions of Equity and Adequacy in School Finance Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Measuring Equity and Adequacy in School Finance Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Measurement of Cost Differentials Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Intergovernmental Aid Formulas and Case Studies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Education Equity in an International Context Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Changing Federal Role in Education Finance and Governance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Financing Public Schools Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Equity, Adequacy and the Evolving State Role in Education Finance Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Local Funding of Schools: The Property Tax and Its Alternatives Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Tax and Expenditure Limits, School Finance and School Quality Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Issues in Educational Privatization Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Autonomous Schools: Theory, Evidence and Policy Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Charter Schools Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Beyond the Rhetoric: Surveying the Evidence on Vouchers and Tax Credits Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Home Schooling Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Education Management Organizations Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Patterns and Trends in Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Academic Achievement Gaps Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Early Childhood and the Achievement Gap Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Increasing the Effectiveness of Teachers in Low-Performing Schools Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Educational Outcomes of Disadvantaged Students: From Desegregation to Accountability Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Special Education Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Resource Needs for Educating Linguistic Minority Students Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Challenges and Strategies Associated with Rural School Settings Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The Organizational and Fiscal Implications of Transient Student Populations Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Financing of Public Colleges and Universities in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Cost and Pricing in Higher Education Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The Effects of Education on Labor Market Outcomes Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The Student Aid System: An Overview Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Bridging the High School-College Divide Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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